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Datadog launches application security monitoring to break down silos between security and operations teams

New Product Leverages Distributed Tracing to Accurately Identify OWASP Threats Targeting Code-Level Vulnerabilities in Web Applications and APIs

NEW YORK, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG), the cloud application monitoring and security platform, today announced the general availability of its Application Security Monitoring (ASM) product. ASM uses distributed tracing to help security, development, and operations teams accurately detect attacks targeting code-level vulnerabilities, such as server-side request forgery (SSRF), SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), etc.

Applications are a common source of data breaches today. According to Forrester The State of Application Security, 2021“Applications remain the primary cause of external breaches, and the prevalence of open source, APIs, and containers only adds complexity to the security team.”

Security threats are increasingly focused on accessing data through an organization’s applications by identifying and exploiting code-level vulnerabilities. These threats bypass legacy perimeter-based security solutions, which are unable to accurately differentiate between a valid application request and one that poses a security risk. As software architectures become increasingly complex, the need for application security solutions that break down silos between security, development, and operations teams grows exponentially.

Datadog ASM uses distributed tracing to provide end-to-end context to help organizations detect threats more accurately and respond faster. Along with other Datadog Cloud Security Platform capabilities through Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Workload Security (CWS), and Cloud SIEM, this holistic visibility also provides teams with actionable insights that speed remediation and improve collaboration.

“Applications are frequent sources of data breaches because security solutions have not kept pace with modern attacks, which focus on exploiting vulnerabilities in software code,” said Pierre Betouin, VP of Product, Cloud Security Platform at Datadog. “Legacy perimeter-based security solutions cannot adequately address the complexity of today’s advanced software architectures, which dramatically increase the number of applications, APIs, and services that need to be monitored. We believe the answer is to use distributed tracing to more accurately detect attacks that put organizations at risk.This approach helps teams gain visibility into authenticated attacks and those that trigger code-level anomalies. helping them collaborate and respond to threats faster.”

Application Security Monitoring Powered by Datadog April 2021 acquisition of Squaren, which has been fully integrated with the Datadog Cloud Security Platform to provide a unified user experience and more comprehensive functionality. The product is generally available to customers today. For more information, please visit: https://www.datadoghq.com/product/security-platform/application-security-monitoring

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Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers’ entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration between development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to bring applications to market, reduce time to resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

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